_Key Bible Text:_
*"After that, Enoch lived in fellowship with God for 300 years and had other children. He lived to be 365 years old. He spent his life in fellowship with God, and then he disappeared, because God took him away."* (Genesis 5:22-24 (GNB))

_Bible Insight:_

What we need is God's presence in our lives enough for God to be fighting our battles. Imagine how Moses was defended by God Himself when Miriam and Aaron challenged and murmured against how it was only him that God was speaking through. Miriam suffered leprosy for a season as a result. God's presence in Moses' life was so strong that God will not allow him to be maligned or his character assassinated. 

Do you spend quality time in the presence of God? This is a key factor to anyone who desires to command or cultivate the presence of God. With the presence of God deliberately sought, cultivated and maintained, one will enjoy more from God and from being a believer. All we need is the presence of God! His presence makes the difference.

How do you call down the presence of God? A couple of factors are helpful. These include service to God, giving to God to God's people, being active in evangelism, among others. However, most importantly, we call down the presence of God by worship and fellowship with the Spirit. Worship is not limited to an activity done in church. Worship is a way of life. Worship involves making time to sing spiritual songs and hymns. Worship involves meditation on the word. Worship includes studying & reading the word. Worship above all, is rooted on obedience to the Holy Spirit. 

To cultivate God's presence, we need to deliberately shun certain things, people or actions. Stop listening to those songs that will not invite the presence of God. Stop reading books that doesn't bring the presence of God. There are too many distractions in Lagos. Mind what you listen to or watch. 

Also deliberately do certain things, relate with selected persons, and take positive actions that will draw you closer to a consciousness of God's presence. Create a notice board where you write words that you want to keep before you. Use Apps that voice out the word of God. Memorize the word. Commit the word to memory. Memorize the Scripture. Live a life of prayer and yielded-ness. Make yourself vulnerable to God. Move closer to people who are excited to know God and take steps to be closer to God. Covet the gift of discernment. Knowing what to do per time, what to refuse or accept, and who to follow or unfollow, can't be overemphasized. 

*Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;.* (Ephesians 5:19-20 (KJV))

(Adapted from LDC's Sunday Service Sermon)

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